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Do German citizens need visa to visit London after Brexit, in 2021?

https://uk.diplo.de/uk-de/brexit-infos-deutsch/faq-informationen-brexit/610518 says until end of 2020 there is no visa necessary. But what after?

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    The fact that someone even sees this as a remote possibility shows how twisted the rhetoric media and politicians spew really is – Crazydre Nov 15 '20 at 8:38
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    Not sure what happens if there is a hard Brexit, all kinds of made agreements will be off then. – Willeke Nov 15 '20 at 9:09
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    The hard Brexit was the term for a Brexit without a Withdrawal agreement (with its transition period). Brexit has occurred (2020-02-01) and the transition period is due to end on the 31st of December 2020. As far as immigration controls are concerned, it doesn't matter if the transition period ends with or without a trade deal (it will, however, effect the customs controls that will be introduced). – Mark Johnson Nov 15 '20 at 12:56
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    Recently, there was this question regarding visa requirements between continental Europe and the UK travel.stackexchange.com/questions/160935/… – Bernhard Döbler Nov 15 '20 at 14:06
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    @MarkJohnson if the trade negotiations go spectacularly poorly, however, the current anticipated immigration regime could change for the worse. It's very unlikely, but possible. – phoog Nov 15 '20 at 19:43
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No.

Source: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/visiting-the-uk-from-1-january-2021#what-youll-need-to-enter-the-uk (mirror):

Visiting the UK from 1 January 2021: [...] EU, EEA and Swiss citizens will continue to be able to travel to the UK for holidays or short trips without needing a visa. You’ll be able to cross the UK border using a valid passport.

You will not be able to use your EEA or Swiss national ID card to enter the UK from 1 October 2021.

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    @stephanmg sorry, no idea! – Franck Dernoncourt Nov 15 '20 at 9:23
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    @stephanmg The quoted info is carved in stone, and so the "worst-case scenario" – Crazydre Nov 15 '20 at 10:27
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    Another major change from the status quo is that EU/EEA/Swiss citizens won't have a right to be admitted into the UK (freedom of movement). Whether or not you will be admitted will be at the discretion of border officers, just like it is now for EU citizens entering the US or for US citizens coming to the UK. – TooTea Nov 15 '20 at 13:37
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    @Crazydre “carved in stone”? With the Brexiter lunatics currently in charge, nothing is carved in stone. Though I do expect them to cave in at the very last minute as usual, nothing is off the table... – jcaron Nov 15 '20 at 20:50
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    It's worth stressing that this administration has contradicted itself so many times that this advice might be out of date by January. A deal of some variety is rumoured soon, especially with Cummings resigning, with apparently the greatest hold-out being BoJo himself. Brexit continues to be one of those situations where I really, really want to reload the save. – Landak Nov 15 '20 at 22:49

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